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Deputy Minister Obed Bapela to attend the launch of the Maphungubwe Institute (MISTRA) Book on Traditional Leaders in a Democracy

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela will tomorrow, 28 February 2019, attend the launch of the Maphungubwe Institute (MISTRA) Book on “Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Resistance, Respect”. Deputy Minister Bapela will be part the panel and participate as a respondent during a discussion about the contested role of traditional leaders in a democratic South Africa.

This MISTRA’s edited volume on traditional leaders explores how traditional leadership is practised, experienced and contested in contemporary South Africa. It explores how those living under the authority of traditional leaders, in a modern democracy, negotiate these politics in their respective areas. The chapters in the book are organised around three major sites of contest in the area of traditional leadership: leadership, land and law.

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) partnered with the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) to host the publication launch of the book.

Members of the media are requested to note the following details of the event and the attendance of the Deputy Minister:

  • Date:  Thursday, 28 February  2019
  • Time:  10:00
  • Venue:  NIHSS, Lekgotla Room

For confirmations and interview requests, please contact Modiegi Madiga on 082 822 5878

Enquiries: Legadima Leso 066 479 9904

Issued by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs